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Leicestershire Villages Photographic Memories

Leicestershire Villages Photographic Memories

The photo 'Broughton Astley, the Stream c1967' appears in this book.

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Caption for Broughton Astley, The Stream C1967: The village has been given a sweeping bypass, Broughton Way, on its north side, reducing the volume of traffic negotiating Main Street and the area around St Mary's Church and Old Mill Road. The photograph looks south-east along the culverted stream bordering Station Road, with housing of the 1920s and 30s on the extreme right. It is a great pity that a little more money could not have been found in the Council's coffers to provide a scheme of enhancement, rather than this concrete and iron piping solution.

An extract from Leicestershire Villages Photographic Memories.

Memories of Broughton Astley, the Stream c1967

'The Stream' ! We always have called it 'the brook' - Broughton Brook, and still do. However, the brook is in fact a tributary to the River Soar, it may in fact actually be the River Soar but simply not recognised as such until a few miles downstream. Whatever it's status, in the 1930s it provided (...Read full memory)

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